United Nations Headquarters, New York City

Most of the important functions of the United Nations are coordinated at United Nations Headquarters. Considered to be international ground, the complex includes the buildings of Secretariat, General Assembly, Library, and Conferences. See some of the main council chambers of the United Nations, and learn about the ways it deals with issues such as disarmament, peace and security, and human rights. Visit the postal counter where you can buy stamps that can only be mailed from the United Nations. The site also has a bookstore and shop where you'll find traditional handicrafts, gifts, and accessories. In order to be eligible for a tour, you need to purchase a ticket in advance online. Arrange your visit to United Nations Headquarters and discover more family-friendly attractions in New York City using our New York City trip itinerary maker website .
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  • We realy enjoyed the tour. They explain in simple terms what the UN stands for and what they actually do for us. Also nice to see the chambers and the gifts from other countries. Worth visiting! We ha...  more »
  • We took a guided tour of the UN complex which included the General Assembly Hall and the other committee rooms. The guided tour gives an overview of the UN mission and objectives in tour of about 45 m...  more »
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  • I had no idea what I missed in previous trips to New York by not going to the UN headquarters. I was absolutely floored at the quality of the tour and how much of the UN we got to see. The tour guides were extremely knowledgeable about the UN, the art, and any other questions we had. There is a lot to see even outside the tour, so arrive a little early or stay a little late. they were able to accommodate our group of 12. We bought tickets early online which made everything very easy.
  • I got emotional when I entered the building for the first time. I went to NYC for a model UN and I absolutely had a wonderful experience. Entrance procedures took a long time but it was obviously for a good cause: security was strict. I felt safe.
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